The 27th Annual Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project Summer Conference is looking for leaders - no GPA requirement and no money required.
The weeklong, intensive leadership training conference
for high school sophomores and juniors from California will take place in Sacramento at the California State University, Sacramento campus from July 25th - August 1st, 2009.
About 120 students will be selected to participate and attend at no cost. The application for the summer program is intentionally modeled after college applications. There is no GPA requirement.
The deadline to apply is April 13th, 2009.
There are three main components of the conference: guest lectures about California’s public policy process, meeting with Latino legislators and role playing public policy development. The Project seeks to have alumni of the summer leadership conference return to their communities with a stronger sense of identity and role in the community.
is a volunteer-run organization, which receives major support from the California Latino Legislative Caucus, the University of California system, the California State University system, the California Community Colleges, and over 50 private foundations and organizations.
More than 3,000 California high school students have attended since 1982. The primary purpose of the project is to prepare students to participate in California’s economic, social and political development.